Reinforcement of Parental Practices

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

The Reinforcement of Parental Practices (RPP) project aims to consolidate knowledge acquired during the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) by strengthening the positive early childhood development practices of parents and community members, in an effort to create an environment conducive to child development. In the RPP Module, facilitators share simple techniques that enrich interactions between parents and their young children and which are all linked to children’s basic human rights to education and health. These techniques include speaking to children using a rich and complex vocabulary, asking them questions and helping them respond, playfully copying their behavior, telling them stories, and describing objects in detail to them. By applying the knowledge learned during the RPP, parents and community members can give children an excellent start in their social, linguistic and emotional development. This healthy development will in turn result in improved academic performance and later success in life in general.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2013 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response

Not changed

Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Early childhood development
  • Other


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Empowerment

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Community leaders, Fathers, Girls (both in school and out of school), Mothers, Other caregivers, Other community members - female, Other family members, Parent-teacher associations/school management committees, Religious leaders, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status


School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - male
  • Other family members
  • Religious leaders

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Health and childcare services

  • Maternal and child health services

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved maternal, newborn, and/or child health (MNCH)

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Tostan International